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Taliban capture at least 22 Pakistani soldiers

Last Updated: Friday, December 28, 2012 - 10:56

Johannesburg: The Pakistani Taliban have reportedly seized at least 22 government soldiers.

The Taliban captured the men from a paramilitary force in attacks on three checkpoints in northern Pakistan, a regional official said on Thursday, News24 reports.

Naveed Akbar, a regional official whose remit covers the paramilitary units, said that at least 22 men were missing, two had been killed and one was injured after the overnight attacks.

Other Pakistani officials said at least 30 men had been taken, a figure confirmed by Taliban representatives, the report said.


First Published: Friday, December 28, 2012 - 10:56

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